2024 Tulip Festival

May 11 & May 12

The annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held in the historic Washington Park, the 81-acre "crown jewel" of the City on Saturday May 11th and Sunday May 12, 2024. Tulip Festival is Albany’s signature spring event. Featuring annual traditions rooted in the city’s rich Dutch heritage, nearly one hundred artisans selling their handmade crafts, a fine arts show, delicious food, the KidZone family fun destination, two stages of world-class live entertainment and more than 140,000 tulips in 150 different varieties, the Tulip Festival is a sparkling showcase of local culture and business. For GPS directions to the main park entrance, use 1 New Scotland Ave, Albany NY 12208


Free Tulip Festival Parking Locations:

  • Elk Street parking lot, located behind the State Education Building. The pick-up location will be Elk and Hawk at the stop sign.
  • Eagle Street parking lot, located at the corner of Eagle Street and Madison Avenue

Paid Tulip Festival Parking Locations: 

Off-street parking for Tulipfest is available just a short walk from Washington park at the following ParkAlbany parking lots:

  • Parking Lot 2: Located at 72 Central Ave. (Between Central Ave. & Western Ave.)
  • Parking Lot 3: Located at 327 Washington Avenue. (At Washington and Lexington Ave.)
  • Parking Lot 4: Located at 124 Central Ave. (Between Central Ave. & Bradford St.

Parking at these locations is subject to fees, for more information please visit:


CDTA will provide complimentary shuttle service to Washington Park at these designated free parking locations. Shuttles will run every 20-25 minutes depending on traffic. All parking lots are free to use the weekend of Tulip Festival. For information on public transit to the park, visit


This event is produced with the help of community volunteers and non-profits. Volunteers are still needed. Please contact us to be a part of this great experience. Call (518) 434-2032 or submit an application HERE

Special ground rules in effect:
No alcohol outside of designated beer garden area. No glass containers of any kind, recording of performances, animals or pets (excluding ADA-defined service animals). All City of Albany parks are now tobacco-free and marijuana-free. Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items. Any type of recording of the performance or presentation is prohibited without prior written consent. All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time if they intend to consume alcohol. Ground rules are subject to change without notice; exceptions made for medical or childcare reasons may be addressed individually.




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The City of Albany, NY Office of Cultural Affairs plans, produces and co-sponsors an array of fairs, festivals, and concerts promoting art, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages. These special events are 100% underwritten by generous local and national sponsors.



City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
City Hall - Room M252
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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